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  1. Concord122

    Going on vacation for 4 days - what are my options?

    We moved here about a month ago so don't know all of our neighbors yet. I can see if one of them will be around this weekend - depends if his football team is playing.
  2. Concord122

    Going on vacation for 4 days - what are my options?

    Okay, easy enough! Thanks.
  3. Concord122

    Going on vacation for 4 days - what are my options?

    Hey all, My wife and I are going out of town for four days (Thursday-Sunday). What are my best options to keeping the FC up while we are gone? For reference, we just did a water exchange two weeks ago so our CYA is around 35-40. Water is currently clear. We have had algae issues in the past...
  4. Concord122

    New pool and first TF-100 Measurements - CYA 100+

    Ah, okay! That makes some sense. We did follow the directions to wipe the tip between drops with a damp paper towel. Hopefully it stabilizes as you say. We will work on doing a water exchange on Sunday after our guests leave. Our pool is currently 86 degrees and the source water is definitely...
  5. Concord122

    New pool and first TF-100 Measurements - CYA 100+

    Right. He also said a SLAM would take too much chlorine given the high CYA level in the pool. Sounds like I will need to partially drain the pool to get the CYA down to the right level and then SLAM?
  6. Concord122

    New pool and first TF-100 Measurements - CYA 100+

    No, I didn't order originally with my test kit but it sounds like everyone really likes it. I will order one today. Also, just saw a few spots of algae on the walls, mainly around the built in benches in the corner. Brushed it off. Should I add a bit more chlorine?
  7. Concord122

    New pool and first TF-100 Measurements - CYA 100+

    Let me run the test again tonight and Saturday morning. I found the more detailed instructions for the FAS-DPD test FAS-DPD Chlorine Test - Trouble Free Pool and am not confident in the numbers provided yesterday. I think the hard part is determining when is the water "completely clear." When I...
  8. Concord122

    New pool and first TF-100 Measurements - CYA 100+

    Okay, thaks. I will keep the receipts and take them back next time we go to the store. Does anyone actually use Borox as a laundry booster?
  9. Concord122

    New pool and first TF-100 Measurements - CYA 100+

    Thanks, Duraleigh. I will take the measurements again tomorrow morning when I wake up around 0615 and update the results. Am I correct that I should not add any chemicals tonight? I also went to the store tonight and bought 3x gallons of HD liquid chlorine, some muriatic acid, Borox, and a 12lb...
  10. Concord122

    New pool and first TF-100 Measurements - CYA 100+

    Diluted CYA test (7.5 mL of pool, 7.5 mL of tap) gave us a reading of 90 ppm (45 x 2). I think that is pretty consistent with the results of the first test since it turned cloudy just about at 100 ppm.
  11. Concord122

    New pool and first TF-100 Measurements - CYA 100+

    Hey guys and gals, My TF-100 came today so when I came home my wife and I went to testing the pool and also our source water (kitchen tap). FYI, we have only owned the house and pool for two weeks. Pool Measurements pH: 7.8 - makes sense it is a bit high given the 3" chlorine tablets and no...